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Official Records

Dundee City Archive and Record Centre holds the official records of The City of Dundee District Council, the former Corporation of Dundee and the core records of the former Tayside Regional Council.

  • Council account books, 1586 to 1986
  • Tayside Regional Council Minutes 1975-1996, please choose a PDF from the list below (please note: only 2 years have been indexed online to date):
    • 1994-1995 - compiled by Ania Piskorz 2013
    • 1995-1996 (313KB MS Excel doc) - compiled by Rachael Read 2010
  • Shipping registers, 1580 to 1713
  • Cess books, 1826 to 1896
  • School Board / Education Authority / Education Committee minutes: log books and registers of closed schools, c 1864 to 1985
  • Dundee Police Board / Police Commissioners Minutes, 1824 to 1894
  • Duplicate parliamentary plans of street tramway, water and gas improvements, 1870 to 1966
  • Broughty Ferry Police Commissioners / Town Council minutes, 1877 to 1913
  • Chief Sanitary Inspector, photographs of slum dwellings in the 1920's.
  • Valuation Rolls, 1826 to 1990

The following documents are a small selection from the extensive collection of burgh charters and documents available for inspection in the City Archives:

Archive and Record Centre, Support Services
21 City Square, Dundee, DD1 3BY
Tel: 01382 434494
Fax: 01382 434666
Email: archives@dundeecity.gov.uk